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Which foods should we get plenty of?

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Created November 28, 2011 at 8:49 AM

Which foods should we get plenty of? Go ahead and list a food even if it is for example a night shade or dairy, etc... Let people know where tolerance issues might appy.

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on November 29, 2011
at 08:35 AM

Great Answer JuBa!!!

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on November 28, 2011
at 11:45 PM

April, I like the GT Synergy brand kombucha--particularly the Gingerade flavor. I ordered some Kombucha Wonder Drink (Asian Pear Ginger flavor), but I haven't gotten it yet. You can also make it yourself, but I didn't have good success with that on my first attempt. I think I'll try again after the holidays. And thank you for pointing out that I wasn't listing cooking oils, just the oils I consume. I don't cook with olive oil, I just use it for flavor in dishes that have already been cooked, or in salad dressings.

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on November 28, 2011
at 11:05 PM

Kewpie, I've been meaning to try kombucha. Any recommendations? And Lady Arwen, she never said she used olive oil for cooking. And I'm sure she included olive oil to separate it from "unhealthy fats" such as vegetable oil.

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on November 28, 2011
at 10:04 PM

I agree with all but why olive oil? I can understand it in cold items likes salads and mayo but not for cooking I hope?! Doesn't pastured lard, tallow, butter, ghee, and coconut oil have a better nutrition and stable at higher temperature cooking?

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on November 28, 2011
at 09:42 PM

I would recommend any kind you are willing to eat regularly. For me that includes mostly kombucha, kimchee and sauerkraut. I also take fermented cod liver oil. Occasionally I have yogurt or kefir, but I don't really do a lot of dairy. I also eat legumes occasionally and I ferment those before cooking, as well.

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on November 28, 2011
at 09:41 PM

I would recommend any kind you are willing to eat regularly. For me that includes mostly kombucha, kimchee and sauerkraut. I also take fermented cod live oil. Occasionally I have yogurt of kefir, but I don't really do a lot of dairy. I also eat legumes occasionally and I ferment those before cooking, as well.

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on November 28, 2011
at 09:16 PM

Nance, what does water kefir taste like and where would you get it? And is it better than goat kefir? (I've actually never had any type of kefir before). And how do you feel about kombucha?

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on November 28, 2011
at 08:18 PM

I recommend good quality sauerkraut, fresh full-fat yogurt and water kefir (various fruit flavors with the sugar fermented out.)

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on November 28, 2011
at 08:10 PM

Which fermented foods do you recommend?

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on November 28, 2011
at 06:11 PM

small summary: ~grassfed meats - fat soluble vitamin goodness, b-vitamins, etc ~fish - omega-3s, mostly ~fruits - vitamins, minersals, antioxidants, phytonutrients ~veggies - vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, chorophyll, etc ~fermented foods/kefir/yogurt - good bacteria: good for immune system, energy, gut health, digestion, fighting bad bacteria, etc ~organ meats - the most nutrient dense meats of the animal, filled with fat-soluble goodness and other nutrients, depending on the organ - heart coQ10, liver - unknown factor that helps with endurance, etc. And I'm pretty much out of space.

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on November 28, 2011
at 05:35 PM

I apologize dragonfly. I have edited the question

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on November 28, 2011
at 05:08 PM

Agreed - I love onions sooo much, I eat them raw all the time. lol, my boyfriend thinks I'm crazy. I buy extra hot cayenne pepper (90,000 units of heat) for the health benefits and I love the flavour. I'm into "miracle food" spices like cinnamon, turmeric, cayenne and so on. I use them whenever I can. Oh, man, am I craving onions! lol, they're my new chocolate.

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on November 28, 2011
at 04:56 PM

dipping crisp bacon into smashed avocado just got me so hungry..

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on November 28, 2011
at 02:43 PM

Dave S.: Is that true of all offal (kidneys, heart, gizzards, etc.) or just liver?

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on November 28, 2011
at 02:42 PM

If you cook the liver with bacon and sweet onions, and some hot pepper of some kind, it ends up tasting pretty good.

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on November 28, 2011
at 02:32 PM

Just wanted to high-5 a fellow Albertan :)

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on November 28, 2011
at 01:56 PM

Really great list. Liver should probably be limited to twice a week. It's like a multivitamin with iron.

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on November 28, 2011
at 01:00 PM

Many folk here (including me) have food intolerances, so I would be wary of "we all should eat this" statements. It's just not true or helpful.

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on November 28, 2011
at 03:01 PM

Just my thoughts. Keeping organic/grass fed/wild if possible and/or as far as budgetary contraints will allow.

  • Offal - non plant based superfood! The nutrient density is awesome and how can you say no to a nutrient named CoQ10? Hallo beef heart!
  • Sardines, mackerel, salmon, herring for the Omega 3's and the little bones for calcium
  • Leafy greens such as kale, chard and spinach - magnesium + a/c/k!
  • Bone stock for the vitamins and the resulting gelatin
  • Berries - high in vitamin c and phytochemicals, I think berries are kind of perfect. Same with the kiwi.
  • Avocado - potassium, vitamin k, and good for smashing and dipping crisp bacon into
  • Egg - a miracle in a shell
  • Tubers/root veg - Mm.. sweet potatoes have great levels of vitamin a, c.. I love 'em.
  • Sea veggies - iodine, you can chop sprinkle kelp right over a salad or munch the sheets-
  • Protein - lean or not, for my needs I tend to go lean.-
  • Fat - butter, coconut oil. I personally use leaf lard, marrow butter, mac/avocado nut oil, tallow.
  • Fermented food - helps digestion, balances gut bacteria, etc. It also makes food taste better. Go kimchi!

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C3edabc6267abec9b5f8178e5d73552c

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on November 28, 2011
at 04:56 PM

dipping crisp bacon into smashed avocado just got me so hungry..

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on November 29, 2011
at 08:35 AM

Great Answer JuBa!!!

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on November 28, 2011
at 09:50 AM

  • Fish
  • Meat
  • Liver
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Eggs
  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Olive oil

With the exception of liver, which I'm working on introducing, those are the dominant foods in my diet (along with cheese and tomato sauce, neither of which I think are great nutritionally).

Edit: fish should be wild, meats should be hormone-free and grass-fed or wild where possible, eggs should be free-range and orange yolked, the olive oil should be extra virgin cold-pressed and the fruit and veggies should be organic and non-genetically-modified where possible.

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on November 28, 2011
at 02:43 PM

Dave S.: Is that true of all offal (kidneys, heart, gizzards, etc.) or just liver?

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on November 28, 2011
at 01:56 PM

Really great list. Liver should probably be limited to twice a week. It's like a multivitamin with iron.

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on November 28, 2011
at 12:42 PM

Obviously there are some general universals, but beyond the most basic outline I think it varies from person to person based on their health, allergies/sensitivities, food budget, goals (lean out, gain weight, lose weight, build muscle, improve specific health markers, etc.), tastes, food politics...

Foods that are important to my diet include

  • Grassfed/pastured meats, eggs & offal
  • wild caught fish
  • fruits and veggies (with an emphasis on local/organic)
  • fermented foods
  • healthy fats (pastured butter/ghee, coconut oil, olive oil)
  • coconut milk

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on November 28, 2011
at 08:10 PM

Which fermented foods do you recommend?

Medium avatar

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on November 28, 2011
at 09:16 PM

Nance, what does water kefir taste like and where would you get it? And is it better than goat kefir? (I've actually never had any type of kefir before). And how do you feel about kombucha?

13a44ea00b0c9af0b6d0f3d5f5c2cfca

(7223)

on November 28, 2011
at 11:45 PM

April, I like the GT Synergy brand kombucha--particularly the Gingerade flavor. I ordered some Kombucha Wonder Drink (Asian Pear Ginger flavor), but I haven't gotten it yet. You can also make it yourself, but I didn't have good success with that on my first attempt. I think I'll try again after the holidays. And thank you for pointing out that I wasn't listing cooking oils, just the oils I consume. I don't cook with olive oil, I just use it for flavor in dishes that have already been cooked, or in salad dressings.

8508fec4bae4a580d1e1b807058fee8e

(6259)

on November 28, 2011
at 10:04 PM

I agree with all but why olive oil? I can understand it in cold items likes salads and mayo but not for cooking I hope?! Doesn't pastured lard, tallow, butter, ghee, and coconut oil have a better nutrition and stable at higher temperature cooking?

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on November 28, 2011
at 08:18 PM

I recommend good quality sauerkraut, fresh full-fat yogurt and water kefir (various fruit flavors with the sugar fermented out.)

13a44ea00b0c9af0b6d0f3d5f5c2cfca

(7223)

on November 28, 2011
at 09:42 PM

I would recommend any kind you are willing to eat regularly. For me that includes mostly kombucha, kimchee and sauerkraut. I also take fermented cod liver oil. Occasionally I have yogurt or kefir, but I don't really do a lot of dairy. I also eat legumes occasionally and I ferment those before cooking, as well.

Medium avatar

(10663)

on November 28, 2011
at 11:05 PM

Kewpie, I've been meaning to try kombucha. Any recommendations? And Lady Arwen, she never said she used olive oil for cooking. And I'm sure she included olive oil to separate it from "unhealthy fats" such as vegetable oil.

13a44ea00b0c9af0b6d0f3d5f5c2cfca

(7223)

on November 28, 2011
at 09:41 PM

I would recommend any kind you are willing to eat regularly. For me that includes mostly kombucha, kimchee and sauerkraut. I also take fermented cod live oil. Occasionally I have yogurt of kefir, but I don't really do a lot of dairy. I also eat legumes occasionally and I ferment those before cooking, as well.

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on November 28, 2011
at 10:11 AM

Eggs... very nutritious and very cheap.

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on November 28, 2011
at 10:21 PM

1) ideally pastured fats: lard, tallow, butter, ghee, and coconut oil (depending on allergies)

2) ideally pastured animal foods: red meat (beef, bison, lamb, goat), wild seafood (esp salmon, sardines), whole eggs (unless allergies), organ meats, bone broths, stocks, gelatin, collagen, etc.

3) ideally local, organic from green leafy veggies (kale,collards, spinach, lettuce - NOT romaine), berries, and tubers (if no starch issues) like potatoes (unless nightshades issues), plantains, sweet potatoes/yams, yucca, banana etc.

4) ideally grass-fed and/or raw: lacto fermented foods: yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, etc.

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244e1f82efb3fd15d2da39397488fb24

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on November 28, 2011
at 02:21 PM

I've started a new habit of having grass fed liver every morning. I hate the taste (there are few who don't!) but man, about an hour after I eat it, I feel sooooooo agazing. There are a lot of nutrients in there including some factors that are not understood, that give you stamina and endurance (some athletes eat liver for this reason). So as someone who is normally tired, this is really appealing to me. I also get dry, cracking hands in the winter, but there are strong amounts of the b-vitamins that fight this, so my hands have been nicer, too. I'm an all-around liver fan, except for the taste! There is so much more to say about this, but I have to get ready for work...! ;)

Oh, I also drink spirulina with water because of the amazing health benefits. I'm mostly after the DNA/RNA support since I'm always in front of electronics and what-not.

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on November 28, 2011
at 02:42 PM

If you cook the liver with bacon and sweet onions, and some hot pepper of some kind, it ends up tasting pretty good.

244e1f82efb3fd15d2da39397488fb24

(549)

on November 28, 2011
at 05:08 PM

Agreed - I love onions sooo much, I eat them raw all the time. lol, my boyfriend thinks I'm crazy. I buy extra hot cayenne pepper (90,000 units of heat) for the health benefits and I love the flavour. I'm into "miracle food" spices like cinnamon, turmeric, cayenne and so on. I use them whenever I can. Oh, man, am I craving onions! lol, they're my new chocolate.

66974b2cb291799dcd661b7dec99a9e2

(11121)

on November 28, 2011
at 02:32 PM

Just wanted to high-5 a fellow Albertan :)

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on November 28, 2011
at 01:23 PM

Kidneys are very nutritious and have some vitamins and minerals that aren't found in liver. They are delicious cooked with stewed beef (they make the gravy nice and thick).

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on November 28, 2011
at 12:22 PM

It would be helpful to know why the listed foods should be eaten - what vitamins and minerals are we getting.

244e1f82efb3fd15d2da39397488fb24

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on November 28, 2011
at 06:11 PM

small summary: ~grassfed meats - fat soluble vitamin goodness, b-vitamins, etc ~fish - omega-3s, mostly ~fruits - vitamins, minersals, antioxidants, phytonutrients ~veggies - vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, chorophyll, etc ~fermented foods/kefir/yogurt - good bacteria: good for immune system, energy, gut health, digestion, fighting bad bacteria, etc ~organ meats - the most nutrient dense meats of the animal, filled with fat-soluble goodness and other nutrients, depending on the organ - heart coQ10, liver - unknown factor that helps with endurance, etc. And I'm pretty much out of space.

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